Reputed to date back to the 1700's, a superb detached cottage of mainly colour washed whitened brick faced Cob construction the whole being surmounted by a steep pitched wired thatched roof. Listed Grade II and appropriately named Long Thatch with, to one side excellent garaging and off-lane secure parking for several vehicles. In all the property stands in a little under half an acre.
The accommodation, arranged over 2 floors is both naturally well-lit throughout and affords in the main full standing headroom extending to an impressive 2521sq. ft. Restored and refurbished in recent years to a bespoke specification the cottage combines the very best of traditional charm and character with the convenience of 21st living with the restoration being undertaken with the emphasis on retaining the character and charm of the period features.
4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), cloakroom, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room, study/bedroom 1, library, utility, garden, double garage, ample off-road parking
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL The property features an outer hall to the fore with a flagstone style floor with doors to both side lane and garden. A fine (in part galleried) reception hall with a turning stairwell features a multi-fuel stove set in a traditional period fireplace. To one side is a useful ground floor cloakroom fitted with quality sanitary ware, whilst to the rear is sizable study that would lend itself to providing a ground floor bedroom. The core of the property centres on a spectacular wood panelled through drawing room of fine proportions with its characteristic exposed wooden floor featuring a magnificent open fireplace incorporating extensive areas of rustic open brickwork, the whole set under a bressumer beam.
CONTINUED To the rear glazed double doors open to the gardens and orchards beyond. To one side is a characteristic library with three quarter glazed low doors opening to the orchard. To one side of the drawing room is a full-width, naturally well-lit kitchen/breakfast room with its natural wood floor and whitened beamwork the whole being fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke colour washed farmhouse style kitchen units set under carved marble surrounds. In addition is a central island unit comprising a range of additional store cupboards set under a wooden work surface.
KITCHEN Fitted to a very high standard throughout the kitchen features a combination of Gaggenau and Neff appliances with a characteristic cream enamelled gas fired AGA with its adjacent companion set. There are further built in appliances in the form of an American style fridge/freezer and eye level Miele coffee machine.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR On the first floor a long galleried landing featuring a register style fireplace serves a total of 3 well-proportioned bedrooms, all with a fine southerly aspect enjoying views out over the maintained gardens. The principal bedroom features a full-width range of fitted wardrobe storage having its own luxurious bathroom with the two remaining bedrooms sharing an independent bathroom of similar quality. The first floor features some fine ceiling/wall beamwork with traditional (in part painted) exposed wooden floors that imparts a mellow feel.
ON THE OUTSIDE Attached to the property, being accessed externally is a useful addition in the form of a garden room that offers scope to be further enhanced having a fine open aspect. In addition and set just to one side of the cottage is a stand-alone building in the form of a utility/scullery room.
Detached oak-framed double garage (single garage enclosed) with a useful log store to side.
SERVICES All main services are connected. The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
DIRECTIONS From this office continue along St Thomas Street entering the one way system. Bear left out onto the A337 - the Milford Road. At the Pennington Cross roundabout take the third exit off into North Street. The gated gravelled access for the property will be seen on the left hand side just after number 61.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment by John D Wood & Co.